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The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

May 17, 2022

The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

It's the question on the lips of everyone looking forward to June's historic four-day bank holiday weekend - what will the weather be like for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

Whether you're organising a street party, heading to one of the bigger commemorative events or just looking forward to being with friends and family, there's no doubt the entire experience will be much improved with wall-to-wall sunshine and warm temperatures. The forecast is looking good.

One of these events is organised by local charity My Life. They are hosting a four-day celebration for the people of Wigan and Standish so Feather and Twigs are joining them by having a stall at the 3 day event. It’s local people's opportunity to take part in the National Commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the Bank Holiday Weekend 2nd-5th June 2022! Why not come and join in the fun.

This will be the biggest event ever to come to Standish, with an expected audience of over 10,000 people.

  • Traditional Beacon lighting, fireworks, bonfire and funfair!
  • Relaunch of the Standish Carnival!
  • Food and Beer Festival!
  • Spice Girls, Madness and Beatles tribute bands!
  • Live soul and Motown acts!
  • Big Picnic Lunch served by the Wigan Warriors!
  • Artisan stalls!
  • Day at the Races!
  • Vintage car show!
  • Entertainment and fun activities for the whole family! 

And here are some top facts about the Jubilee that you may find of interest;

  • Queen Victoria was the last monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II, aged of 76, is the oldest monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. The youngest was James I (James VI of Scotland) at 51 years old.
  • The Queen visited 70 cities and towns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 50 counties over 38 days from May to August in the Jubilee year.
  • The Queen has travelled over 30,000 miles by air around the UK and the world including Jamaica, New Zealand and Australia during the Jubilee. The Queen's trip to Canada in October will add a further 10,000 miles.
  • People all over the world held street parties, garden parties and other events to celebrate the Golden Jubilee. Perhaps the 'coolest' party was in the Antarctic, where 20 scientists of the British Antarctic Survey held a party at a temperature of minus 20. Celebrations included an outdoor feast and a ration of champagne, plus a game of cricket on the sea ice, skiing and sledging. More than 40,000 "toolkits" were distributed to people organising street parties.
  • Twenty-seven aircraft flew over Buckingham Palace for the finale of the Jubilee Weekend celebrations. The flypast was led by an RAF C17 Globemaster and ended with Concorde and the Red Arrows trailing red, white and blue.
  • The gardens of Buckingham Palace were used for public concerts for the first time ever during the Golden Jubilee Central Weekend.
  • The Queen is the first member of the Royal Family to be awarded a gold disc from the recording industry. 100,000 copies of the CD of the 'Party at the Palace', produced by EMI, were sold within the first week of release.
  • The "Party at the Palace" pop concert was one of the most watched pop concerts in history, attracting around 200 million viewers all over the world.

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